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Cross Country: With Big Ten meet looming, Wildcats take third at Illini Open

Max Schuman, Reporter

October 26, 2014

Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Cross Country Northwestern took home third in the team standings at the Illini Open in Urbana on Saturday. The Wildcats finished with 79 points from their scorers, putting them behind the host Illinois, which scored 25...

Cross Country: Pianin shines, Wildcats struggle against tough field at Pre-Nationals

Max Schuman, Reporter

October 19, 2014

Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Powered by an impressive performance by sophomore Jena Pianin, Northwestern clawed its way to 31st place in the team standings at Saturday’s Pre-Nationals Invitational in Terre Haute, Indiana. The meet, which was held on...

Cross Country: Ahead of Pre-Nationals, Wildcats turn disappointment into drive

Max Schuman, Reporter

October 16, 2014

Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Cross Country At the Notre Dame Invitational earlier this season, against the biggest and deepest field the team had faced all year, Northwestern came away with a disappointing 12th-place finish out of 22 teams. Some individuals ran well for the Wildcats — sophomores Jena Pianin and Andrea Ostenso grabbed top-30 finishes and show...

Cross Country: Northwestern takes fifth at Lucian Rosa Invitational

Max Schuman, Reporter

October 12, 2014

Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Following a highly competitive meet Oct. 3 and with an eye toward the Pre-Nationals Invitational next week, Wildcats coach April Likhite looked at Saturday's race as an opportunity to test her team's depth. As such, with...

Cross Country: Northwestern disappointed with 12th-place finish in South Bend

Max Schuman, Reporter

October 5, 2014

Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Against a highly competitive and diverse field of teams from around the nation, Northwestern secured a 12th-place finish with 330 points in Friday’s Notre Dame Invitational. The Wildcats competed in the Blue Division ag...

Cross Country: Wildcats prep for key early season meet

Alex Lederman, Assistant Sports Editor

October 1, 2014

Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

Northwestern faces its biggest challenge of the young season Friday at the Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, Indiana — its most important meet yet. “This event will give us a good idea of how fit we really are,”...

Cross Country: Kocha, Wildcats close season at Regionals

Ellie Friedmann, Reporter

November 19, 2013

Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

Senior Libby Kocha ended her Northwestern cross country career on a high note, earning All-Region honors, achieving a personal best time for the 6k distance and leading her team to ninth place in the Midwest region. The Wildcats...

Cross Country: Wildcats aim to disprove their ranking at NCAA Regional

Ellie Friedmann, Reporter

November 14, 2013

Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

The Wildcats are ranked 13th in the Midwest region, but they think they can do better. The NCAA Midwest Regional Championships take place Friday at Iowa State. Northwestern is sending its best seven runners to compete, and coa...

Cross Country: Wildcats gain experience in ‘fun run’ meet

Ellie Friedmann, Reporter

November 12, 2013

Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

The Wildcats were 10 of the first 11 female finishers Friday at the NIU Huskie Open in Dekalb, Ill. Not only was the 5K race co-ed, but it also included community members running for fun. Senior Julia Buford said there aren’t...

Cross Country: Wildcats fail to meet expectations, finish tenth at Big Tens

November 5, 2013

Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

The Wildcats fell short of expectations Sunday at the Big Ten Championships hosted by Purdue. Northwestern finished tenth of 12 teams. The team's goal was to finish in the top seven. Freshman Andrea Ostenso finished first for the Cats, placing 40th in a field of 104 runners. She ra...

Cross Country: Northwestern seeks redemption at Big Ten Championships

Ellie Friedmann, Reporter

October 30, 2013

Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

The Wildcats are ready to redeem themselves after a few shortcomings this season. The Big Ten Championships take place Sunday at Purdue and feature six teams ranked in the USTFCCCA top 30 poll. Northwestern is not ranked...